Five Beautiful Piano Concerto Movements

Along with the clarinet, the piano is my favorite instrument, and the piano concerto is my favorite genre of classical music.  I love to be in the audience of a concert at Jones Hall with the great Houston Symphony Orchestra when there is a piano concerto on the program.

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There are so many beautiful piano concerto movements, it is hard to pick out the most beautiful of them all.  

But, daring to go where no man has gone, I will attempt to choose the top five most beautiful movements in the piano concerto repertoire. 🙂  Of course, this is my opinion of the top 5 and not meant to be a consensus of classical music experts, whom I certainly do not include myself anywhere near that category. 

In choosing the top 5, I came up, probably by no accident, with five of my favorite composers.   These five composers just happen to be some of the greatest composers in classical music: Chopin, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Mendelssohn. There are so many that have just missed the top five I apologize for not including them.

Please turn up the volume and enjoy my choices of the top 5 most beautiful piano concerto movements. I think at least some of them may be included in your favorites.

#5: Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto #2 in D minor, movement 2, Adagio Molto Sostenuto:

#4. Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 in E minor, movement 2, Romance – Larghetto

#3. Fredric Chopin: Piano Concerto #2 in F minor, movement 2, Larghetto:  


#2. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 in C minor,  Movement 3,  Allegro Scherzando:

#1: L.V. Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 in Eb Major, “The Emperor”, movement 2, Adagio un poco mosso

Whether you agreed with me or not on my picks, I hope you enjoyed some beautiful music.

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